Since we're so close in the cycle to when the next version of Reason would normally be announced, I had been expecting the hi-res update would be rolled into Reason 12.
But this is... weird! Reason Studios has never made an announcement like this for a feature by itself, complete with a beta period and marketing video. I don’t know what this means for Reason 12 now, as an announcement that already had one of its features announced earlier would be a very strange way to announce a new version of something. Which leads me to believe Reason 12 is actually further out than anticipated, and 11.x will be a longer cycle than the past few.